Art: ‘China Now, The Edge of Desire’


When: February 21 to March 21
Where: Max Lang Gallery, 229 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (b/n 23rd and 24th; map)

Justin forwarded this exhibit info to me. Looks interesting. From the wankery art-speak press release:

The artists in this unique exhibition are documenting and navigating this historic moment with open eyes and bold language. As they wander through the debris of their history, they are telling an important story inspired by pioneering Chinese artists such as Zhang Huan, Zhang Dali and Wang Qingsong (included in this exhibition). The story is further molded by a global culture which has carried with its capitalism the influence of artists such as Nan Goldin, Terry Richardson, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Andy Warhol among many others. The story is complex and the imagery revelatory. The artists speak of tremendous change, delusions, anxieties, loss, and overwhelming choices. They are facing challenges that the Western world has also faced and continues to confront but on a scale that is almost inconceivable. They are at the edge of desire. The edge is a sharp but ambiguous and fluctuating line; desire is cast in yin and yang.